This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. Please find these and other highlights from Berlin’s event calendar in the list below and as a printable version.

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You want musicals? Come to Berlin! We've got: Mamma Mia, Blue Man Group and Hinterm Horizont!

01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

In May 1945, World War II ended in Europe with the capitulation of the German Wehrmacht. Many countries mark this event as Victory Day. On the occasion of the 70th...

01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Festival & set of events

Fashion takes centre stage in Germany's capital for an entire week twice each year at Berlin Fashion Week. The latest trends can be seen at trade fairs and public...

Verschiedene Orte
01/18/2016 - 01/21/2016

Double anniversary: the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the transformation of the Glienicke Landscape Park by Lenné and 150th anniversary of Death of the famous...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
01/23/2016 - 12/31/2016

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2015

In the autumn of 2015, the Preis der Nationalgalerie will be awarded for the eighth time - to international artists under the age of 40 who live and work in Germany...

Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart
09/11/2015 - 01/17/2016

The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. His works have been widely reproduced, with many of the...

09/25/2015 - 01/24/2016
Festival & set of events

As the major platform for the performing arts from the Nordic countries in Berlin, NORDWIND is a forum for intercultural dialogue and exchange between artists and...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
11/14/2015 - 12/23/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Journey around world in eight days – that's the motto of this "market of the continents" at the Dahlem museum campus. More than fifty dealers offer handicrafts from...

Museen Dahlem - Kunst und Kulturen der Welt
11/21/2015 - 12/13/2015

An den Adventssonntagen lädt das Baudenkmal Kinder und Erwachsene ein sich in aller Ruhe mit einem Kulturprogramm auf die Feiertage vorzubereiten.

Eintritt: 4...

Kloster Chorin
11/29/2015 - 12/20/2015
Märkisches Museum
12/04/2015 - 03/28/2016

Berlin's Naturkundemuseum (Museum of Natural History) is known as the home of the world's largest assembled...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/17/2015 - 12/12/2018
Festival & set of events

The Lewandowski Festival is an international festival of synagogue music, due to take place in Berlin from 18 to 20 December 2015. The festival is dedicated to the...

Verschiedene Synagogen und Kirchen
12/18/2015 - 12/20/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style with a spectacular open-air party at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome in the new year! All the traditional treats are...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
Festival & set of events

International festival of contemporary theatrical dance

01/07/2016 - 01/17/2016
Trade fair & congress

The International Green Week has been a fixture on Berlin's exhibition calendar since 1926. The world's biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture is held in...

City Cube Berlin
01/15/2016 - 01/24/2016
Festival & set of events
Verschiedene Orte
01/18/2016 - 01/22/2016

incl. Lenné-App.

Schloss Glienicke
01/23/2016 - 11.00 Uhr

Berlin is pleased: This year, the city hosts the International German Championship in table tennis a third time since 2008 and 2013.

01/27/2016 - 01/31/2016

When it is cold in winter and people would prefer not to be outside, the Berlin Six-Day Race attracts fans to the indoor cycling track to watch exciting professional...

01/28/2016 - 02/02/2016
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans, film buffs from around the world – and, above all, some great films....

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/11/2016 - 02/21/2016

Four fight in speed skating of men and ladies. The all-round World Cup is organized by the German Speed ​​Skating Association (DESG) and takes place in...

Sportforum Berlin-Hohenschönhausen(Große Sporthalle)
03/05/2016 - 03/06/2016
Festival & set of events

International music festival for contemporary music; feat.
numerous Berlin premières and worls premières

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
03/11/2016 - 03/20/2016
Festival & set of events

The FESTTAGE festival was launched by Daniel Barenboim twenty years ago, and every Easter it has attracted large audiences to the Staatsoper and the Philharmonie —...

Philharmonie und Staatsoper
03/18/2016 - 03/28/2016

Die deutsche Fußball-Nationalmannschaft trifft im Vorfeld der Europameisterschaft 2016 in Berlin am 26. März 2016 auf das Team von England.

Olympiastadion Berlin

The Berlin Half Marathon is one of the classic running events held each year in the German capital.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee
Festival & set of events

47 participating galleries open their exhibitions on this art weekend. Contemporary positions of established artists, as well as promising newcomers will be presented...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
04/29/2016 - 05/01/2016
Festival & set of events

Jazz is as present and innovative as never before. At the same time Berlin is more than ever the melting pot of European music: Electronic, Classical, Indie and of...

Verschiedene Orte
05/05/2016 - 05/08/2016
Festival & set of events

The Berliner Theatertreffen is one of the most renowned theatre festivals in the German-speaking countries. Since 1964, ten productions of the current theatre season...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
05/06/2016 - 06/22/2016

Basketball elite is going to play in Berlin in 2016

Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
05/12/2016 - 05/15/2016
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.